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Alberto Iglesias

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One of Spain's most prestigious composers, Alberto Iglesias is known to filmgoers around the world for his collaborations with Pedro Almodóvar. The two have to date done five films together: The Flower of My Secret (1995), Live Flesh (1997), Bad Education (2004), and the Academy Award-winning All About My Mother (1999) and Talk to Her (2002). For his scores to the latter two movies, Mr. Iglesias was honored with two Goya Awards (Spain's equivalent of the Academy Award).

The composer has also worked extensively with another filmmaker, Julio Medem, winning Goya Awards for his scores to The Red Squirrel (1994), Earth (1997), The Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998), and Sex and Lucia (2001).

Among the other films that Mr. Iglesias has scored are Bigas Luna's The Chambermaid on the Titanic (1997); John Malkovich's The Dancer Upstairs (2002); Oliver Stone's Comandante (2003); and Icíar Bollaín's Goya Award-winning Take My Eyes (2003).

In the ballet world, he has composed and produced pieces for choreographer Nacho Duato and the National Dance Company. These works have been performed worldwide; among them are "Cautiva" (1992); "Tabulae" (1994); "Cero Sobre Cero" (1995); and "Self" (1997).